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Martin Luther King Jr Day

How to Truly Honor Dr. King

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 03.23.2014 | Black Voices
Rev. Al Sharpton

e simply cannot celebrate Dr. King, then turn around and watch efforts to dismantle the very things he fought and died for. Here we are recognizing such an esteemed figure and a national holiday, yet the Supreme Court recently gutted part of the Voting Rights Act itself.

'America's Most Effective Prophet': Tonal Lessons From Dr. King

Rev. Gabriel Salguero | Posted 03.22.2014 | Religion
Rev. Gabriel Salguero

In an age of 24-hour news media and the irruption of social media, blogs, and anonymous posts, we suffer from the temptation of vitriolic speech. We have lost the capacity to shape the moral conscience of the nation and transform the national mood and tenor.

Martin Luther King Jr. Words of Wisdom: Apply to Your Life

Judy Kuriansky, Ph.D. | Posted 03.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Judy Kuriansky, Ph.D.

On the celebration of his birthday this year, when he would have been 85, it is good to remember 12 remarkable declarations from his speeches that give psychologically inspiring and meaningful advice for life.

Obama Visits Soup Kitchen On Martin Luther King Day

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 03.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama honored Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy of service Monday by helping a soup kitchen prepare its daily meals...

"Walk In The Light Of Altruism" -- The Legacy Of Dr. King

Marlo Thomas | Posted 03.22.2014 | MarloThomas
Marlo Thomas

"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'" When the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King spoke those words from the pulpit of a Baptist church in 1957, he reminded us of the greatest hallmark of our American democracy: that we are here to lift each other up.

MLK Day Celebrations Honor The Late Civil Rights Activist

AP | PHILLIP LUCAS | Posted 03.22.2014 | Black Voices

ATLANTA (AP) — As the nation remembered and reflected Monday on the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., leaders and everyday Americans talked...

The 3 Ways Martin Luther King Jr. Saved Your Soul

Ben Michaelis, Ph.D. | Posted 03.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Ben Michaelis, Ph.D.

I would argue that in many ways, this is King's greatest legacy. His courage to proceed in a mission that, by any rational calculation would have been doomed to fail, is a lesson for all of us to learn. Without hope, without faith that there can be a better future, there will not be one.

BuyPartisan Consensus: ExxonMobil Donates $260,000 to Obama Inauguration

Steve Horn | Posted 03.23.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

Critics say it's more of the same out of an Obama Administration that in the first term had a cozy relationship with corporate patrons.

10 Things You May Not Have Known About Martin Luther King Jr.

Posted 01.22.2013 | Black Voices

Today is a historic day! As we celebrate the second-term of the country's first black president, we simultaneously remember the incredible life and ac...

WATCH: The Only American Holiday That Hasn't Jumped The Shark?

Posted 01.21.2013 | Comedy

If we're not careful, Martin Luther King Jr. Day is in danger of becoming just like every other American holiday: an excuse to drink at the beach. ...

God, Natural Law and Martin Luther King Jr.'s "Letter from the Birmingham Jail"

Ruth Starkman | Posted 03.23.2013 | Religion
Ruth Starkman

Natural law leaves us late-born followers of the American founders and of MLK, Jr to debate who we are as Americans, which men and women are included, and which God, if any, may have granted us equality.

Service: Citizenship in Action

Wendy Spencer | Posted 03.20.2013 | Impact
Wendy Spencer

Each of us can play a role in making our communities and our country stronger. In fact, it is those moments when everyday citizens step up to be part of the solution that America is at its best.

Dr. King's Dream a Work in Progress

William Laney | Posted 03.17.2013 | Impact
William Laney

This year, Martin Luther King's birthday has a special feel about it For one thing, this year is also the 50th anniversary of Dr. King's "I Have a Dr...

Working to Make Martin Luther King Jr. Day A National Holiday, From Donna Brazile (WATCH)

Posted 08.20.2013 | MarloThomas

Donna Brazile, Vice-Chair of the Democratic National Committee, spoke about her early days in politics and her connection to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr...

'He Cursed.. He Was Regular'

AP | By BRETT ZONGKER and SAMANTHA GROSS | Posted 03.16.2012 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON -- On the National Mall in Washington, Martin Luther King Jr. is a towering, heroic figure carved in stone. On the Broadway stage, he's a l...

Have You Talked To YOUR Kids About Racism?

Christine Carter, PhD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christine Carter, PhD

I've been quizzing the various kids in my life about what they know and what they've learned about Dr. King. And what they say is a little surprising.

Brandan Odums: Remembering MLK Jr, Remixing Lil Wayne

The Huffington Post | Julia Steers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Growing up, filmmaker and activist Brandan Odums idolized Martin Luther King Jr., but concedes his reverence was "by default." "He was my hero becaus...

Stop 'Pimping' the Legacy of Dr. King

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Clarence B. Jones

Jeh Johnson's attempt to legitimize or authenticate US armed intervention in Iraq and Afghanistan is equivalent to blasphemy and an immoral assault on Dr. King's legacy and commitment to nonviolence.

I Have A Dream Speech (TEXT)

Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics

Martin Luther King Jr. is celebrated today, Jan. 17, 2011, just two days after he would have turned 82 years old. It's a great day to revisit the "...

What Martin Luther King, Jr. Taught Us About Working Around Life's Obstacles

Russell Bishop | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

Dr. King's actions serve as a reminder that no matter the situation or the odds, there are still steps you can take to make a difference, to find a way to overcome what's in the way, to work around the numerous obstacles.

On MLK Day, Human Rights Leaders Around The World

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Monday marks what would have been Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s 81st birthday, and though the civil rights icon's legacy is hard to match, he'd likely...

Nation Ponders King In Wake Of Arizona Shootings

AP | ERRIN HAINES | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ATLANTA — The federal holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr. has taken on added meaning for most Americans this year, as they try to make sense...

In Commemoration of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Clarence B. Jones

The principal 21st-century challenge to our country from the legacy of Dr. King is how we effectively recommit ourselves to the pursuit of nonviolent conflict resolution and increased equal access by all Americans to economic opportunity.

Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. In Los Angeles

Huffington Post | Nicole Larson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Monday, January 17 is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and there are lots of ways to celebrate and honor the life of one of America's most influential lead...

Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2011 (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Martin Luther King Day is just around the corner. Celebrated this year on January 17, 2011, the holiday falls on the third Monday of January every y...